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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group. About this meeting The My Home Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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The Government has paused the Rights Removal Bill

On the 9th of September 2022, the UK Government decided to stop Parliament from making any decisions about the Rights Removal Bill for now. The British Institute of Human Rights have created an easy read guide to explain what this means. Plain English: UK Government pauses the Rights Removal Bill Monday the 12th of September 2022 On the 22nd of June 2022, the UK Government shared a new Bill of Rights with Parliament and the public which will replace our…

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The Rights Removal Bill

The British Institute of Human Rights has an easy-read guide that will tell you about the Government’s plan to replace the Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act is the law which protects our human rights in the UK. The easy-read guide will talk about how these changes could affect you. Please read the easy-read guide below.

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Thursday 28 July: Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy – My Voice focus group

The ‘My Voice focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to an online meeting for the 2nd ‘My Voice focus group’. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group. About this meeting The My Voice Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group. About this meeting The My Voice Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Information, advice and support for young people from Suffolk SENDIASS

Information You may get the answer to some of your questions by looking through our web pages. You can contact uson your own or with parents or carers for information, advice and support. You can get in touch by phone, text or email – you choose which works best for you. Advice Our friendly staff will listen to your questions and try to offer useful advice and information. We will not tell other people what you have said. The only…

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Confidential information, advice and support for young people from Suffolk SENDIASS

Information You may get the answer to some of your questions by looking through our web pages. You can contact uson your own or with parents or carers for information, advice and support. You can get in touch by phone, text or email – you choose which works best for you. Advice Our friendly staff will listen to your questions and try to offer useful advice and information. We will not tell other people what you have said. The only…

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The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice focus group

The ‘My Voice focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to an online meeting for the 2nd ‘My Voice focus group’. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning…

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Accessible Information Standard – know your rights

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they need from…

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The Accessible Information Standard

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they…

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Leading charities call for accessible voting for all

Leading charities like Mencap and Sense have co-signed a letter from United Response, calling on government to guarantee accessible voting for people with disabilities and autism. There are approximately 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. But, a United Response survey in 2021 found that only two thirds of people knew that people with learning disabilities have a legal right to vote. The same year a Dimensions survey found that 80% of people felt that polling stations…

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Leading charities and political figures call for accessible voting for all

Leading charities like Mencap and Sense have co-signed a letter from United Response, calling on government to guarantee accessible voting for people with disabilities and autism. There are approximately 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. But, a United Response survey in 2021 found that only two thirds of people knew that people with learning disabilities have a legal right to vote. The same year a Dimensions survey found that 80% of people felt that polling stations…

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Supported Loving toolkit

The Supported Loving network has produced a series of guides to help support people with learning disabilities and autistic people with issues around sex and relationships. Supported Loving is a human rights-based campaign, with associated network meetings, hosted by Choice Support. The network includes people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people, family members, and professionals from varied disciplines and sectors including social care, the NHS, sexual health professionals, trainers and educators, academics, students and psychologists. The Supported Loving toolkit has…

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Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need it. ‘Your care, your way’ aims to: Find out how well health and care services deliver the Accessible Information Standard. Help people to know their rights to accessible information from services. Find out who else has problems understanding information about…

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Accessible information from NHS and care services – know your rights

Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information about accessible information from NHS and care organisations. What is the Accessible Information Standard? The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. We have gathered some key information about the accessible communications you should expect from services. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get…

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Coronavirus vaccine for children and young people, aged 12 to 15

 This easy read guide is for children and young people and their families and carers. You can view the guide by clicking the link below. Link not displaying? Try here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/coronavirus-vaccine-for-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15/

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Online event to help carers in Suffolk access support

To mark Carers Rights Day carers across Suffolk are invited to join an online event to find out about the support available to them. The event is open to everyone and will include speakers, information on the support available to carers, what rights carers have and provide the chance to ask questions to experts. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers…

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Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The legal resources directory from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a series of practical resources designed to help you get the information you need about the law and rights, covering a range of topics. The resources cover things such as: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Social care (adult and child) Carers’ rights Family Law Finance Direct payments Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Healthcare Do Not Resuscitate orders (‘DNRs’) NHS complaints Mental Health Act and ‘sectioning’ Mental capacity and best interests Deprivation of…

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‘Hear me, See Me’ Autism workshop

Autism Bedfordshire are running ‘Hear Me, See Me’ workshops online for people in the East of England. Inequalities and rights accessing healthcare – an online workshop for parents/carers A workshop for carers or parents of autistic adults in the East of England understanding inequalities when accessing health care services. About this event Attendees will discuss: How inequalities impact autistic individuals What reasonable adjustments are What support is available What to do if you are unhappy with how you are able…

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The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities: a report from the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Information below extracted from the summary of the full report: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/6669/documents/71689/default/ – some sentences shortened/simplified. The poor treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities has been a problem for the NHS and care system for a long time. An example of poor care and abuse was exposed by reports and investigations into the Winterbourne View hospital which took place in 2011. The fact that these issues have not been resolved 10 years later is a scandal in its…

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New easy read guide to the right to accessible information!

About the easy read guide The British Institute of Human Rights have launched a new easy read resource on the right to accessible information! The guide is for anyone who is interested in the right to accessible information.  Read the guide to find out: What the right to accessible information is What the different laws are that mean that you have a right to accessible information Real stories from people’s lives to show you how the right to accessible information…

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Accessible Voting Day

United Response are launching a brand-new awareness day, Accessible Voting Day. Accessible Voting Day (http://accessiblevotingday.org) aims to promote the rights of people with disabilities to take part in politics and vote. The event also aims to raise awareness of why voting and elections are hard for some people, to help make voting more accessible. United Response will be sharing lots of exciting content on their social media leading up to the event, including some case studies from people we support…

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